Baumann Inspires at All-Star Conference

January 28, 2015

Dear John

It was such a joy to meet you Saturday. Your inspiring will always be with me and I have already told my brother about you.

I will be certain to let you know of meetings where your voice can be heard even broader. In the meantime, keep going to reach out to all those people living with PD to give them the strength they need to take on each day with pride.

I hope we can continue to stay in touch and your voice will be taken with me as I travel abroad.

Warmest regards, Diane

Diane Stephenson PhD | Executive Director, Coalition Against Major Diseases (CAMD)
Critical Path Institute
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The other volunteers and I have been raving about what an impressive speaker you are- Great job!

I really appreciate you attending the All Star Conference, it was a tremendous value for our participants. I am confident that our attendees walked away with a sense of ownership, knowing that they had Parkinson’s, and not the other way around. Find a price action forex trading guide on for free.

I was so caught up in trying to keep things running smoothly on Saturday that we never got the opportunity to chat much. I would love to connect with you in the next week or so if you have any time- let me know.

Thanks again,
Matt Baehr

Baehr Challenge for Parkinson’s Research
The Baehr Challenge creates awareness regarding fitness as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease while funding scientific research for better treatments and a cure.

Arizona All Star Parkinson’s Conference
January 24th, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Paradise Valley Community College 18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032
9:00 Opening Remarks & Welcome from the Baehr Challenge family (Check Presentation)
9:10 Riding Across America with Parkinson’s – Roy Roden (PWP)
9:30 Michael J. Fox Foundation Presentation on Research Funding – Representative
9:45 Parkinson’s Research in Arizona – Dr. Holly Shill (15 min) & Dr. Charles Adler (15 min)
10:15 Critical Path Institute (Tucson) – Dr. Diane Stephenson (15 min)
10:30 Mid-morning Stretch Break with Tammy Heffron, DPT & Banner Thunderbird therapy team
10:45 Alternative Treatment Options for Parkinson’s – Dr. Tutera, SottoPelle (15 min)
11:00 Parkinson’s Wellness Panel with Darolyn O’Donnell, Melinda Theobald and Annette Edwards
11:30 Latest Treatment Options for Parkinson’s – Dr. Ponce (15 min) & Dr. Ospina (15 min) followed by Question & Answer Session
12:10 Lunch served to attendees
12:40 3 Secrets Revealed: How to Live an Amazing Life with Parkinson’s – John Baumann (PWP)
1:00 How to Financially Manage your Parkinson’s – Matt Baehr, Raymond James
1:15 Ask the Expert – Clinician Panel (Dr. Samanta, Dr. Mehta, others)
2:00 Conclusion
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What a wonderful presentation, John! You were wonderful and I am so grateful you shared your story. We were receiving excellent feedback in the chat too:

That was fantastic information, thank you for your candor and humor! Awesome 🤩 talk and info ! Thanks much. It’s hard, thanks for sharing. Thank you for sharing your story and for your positive attitude. It’s important to hear this message. This was just what I needed. Thank you so much. you are an inspiration, thank you!

As we stated, we hit 100 participants at 3:09!

Thank you again,

Eden Feldman, LCSW Associate Director, Community

I do not have the words to thank you enough for making the trip to Dallas to do two presentations for us at CC young. You truly are special and a rockstar and clearly touched many lives today. It is a victory! I was able to run all over campus and welcome guests and host you. It was a victory. Thanks to you for helping me think that way. We will catch you on the next round. Get some rest my friend. Safe travels. And know we love you from CC Young and Dallas!

Patty CC Young and Dallas

“After two years of not being able to hear speakers in person , I was thrilled to have John Bauman as a speaker at our “ Living Well With Parkinson’s’ Gala!. Not only was John engaging and inspiring to get to know off stage , on stage he truly drove home the theme of empowerment to our audience and left our growing community of attendees with several “ aha “ moments and desire to hear more. He spoke from personal experience as a Parkinson’s patient ,inspiring the audiences motivation to truly wish to make a difference and uniting us all in our humanity. Attendees after listening to John , felt inspired to make a difference in the world and do their part to create change for those living with Parkinson’s. My only regret was not being able to spend more time with John and I look forward to having him speak again to our audience.”

Naomi Wong WPP Program Manager

John’s message of hope, inspiration and laughter was ideal for anyone living with PD. He was extremely flexible and a delight to work with.

Leisha Phipps, MSW Program Director - Dallas Area Parkinson Society

We all felt inspired and enjoyed listening to your presentation. Even though we are not living with Parkinson’s, we felt boost of motivation to continue helping those who are living with this disease. I am motivated to make more personal phone calls to people living with PD and asking how they are doing. Sometimes that “extra” bit of kindness truly makes a difference to someone. I am also motivated to research program ideas and partner with other organizations that may have similar values.

I learned that life is unexpected and that you cannot control it. What matters is your attitude!

-Great way to end the day, brave man, thank you very much!

-Good, excellent, great, outstanding speaker, very moving!

-Inspirational who just “gets it”

-Positive thinker and very funny!

-Honest speaker but also humorous!

Parkinson’s Society of Southwest Ontario, Canada, Symposium Keynote Presentation

“whatever hand life deals you, whatever life changing adversity you have to endure, you still have some control over it.” “You don’t have to just to live well,” he advises,” but live an Amazing Life.” The formula he proposes: Faith in yourself, discipline, determination, desire, intensity, and inner strength.


Yes, you touched every person at our conference, who will in turn change and impact so many others. The feedback from our participants was overwhelmingly positive. You are the only speaker to ever receive a standing ovation. Thank you for taking time to share, motivate and inspire. We are blessed to know you.


I will be honest. During the first 10 minutes of your presentation, I started reading work related material on my laptop. For surely, I had watched your You-Tube and seen your videos and knew what to expect. Surely, as a therapist I had studied this disease, the pathological components, the psychological components, the treatment alternatives……..Surely, I understand it.

Not so much. You caught my attention and I was enthralled. You were able to couple the impairments you experience with the emotions felt. You walked us through your life with the disease through “your eyes”. A perspective that a therapist/nurse rarely has the chance to hear. We get so busy telling patients how to deal with x, y and z, but our eyes are blurred by the science of it all most of the time.

You did it through truth, Through your humor, humility and determination to tell your story. One that most deservedly needs to be shared.

I will advocate to have you share your story. I appreciate your determination, diligence and dedication.